A good few years ago now i was working as an engineer aboard one of those high speed aluminium cat's running from Newhaven to Dieppe.....on one of our crossings we were informed by Dieppe harbour control that 'something' was wrong with our port side sponson.
upon investigation, it wasnt damaged as the harbour control officer had thought....we had speared a door of a large fridge freezer!
As some of you may now know,my line of work means i spend an awful lot of time based, quite literally, on the Solent and, over the years have seen aome amazing things float on by. the most impressive was about 4 years ago when one winter, a 1970's caravan floated past..
Some of the recent debris our lads have fished out of the Solent include;
--A 'duallie' set of tyres mounted on their rim probably from a tipper transit or similar.
-- several plastic fish boxes each about 1.2m by .8m used to sell fish at fish marhets
-- 208ltr oil drum (semi submerged of course)
-- enough scaffold planks and timber to build a lovely shed
-- a broken telegraph pole about 3.5m long
-- the usual array of fenders and fishing pot markers
Winter time is the worst as a lot of crap drifts down the Itchen and Test rivers to end up as potential propellor foder....